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Ahmadinejad: Nuclear weapons threaten int'l community

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 18, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that danger of nuclear weapons threatens the international community.

President Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa on Sunday.

Efforts for dismantling nuclear weapons have prepared grounds for expansion of cooperation between Iran and Indonesia, he said.

Since proliferation and development of nuclear bombs are on the agenda of some countries, it requires collective cooperation between the two sides for dismantling of nuclear weapons worldwide, he said.

There are suitable grounds for expansion of cooperation between Iran and Indonesia, he said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Indonesia can broaden their scope of activities in various fields such as campaign against nuclear weapons, setting up new world orders and expansion of mutual cooperation, said the Iranian president.

Given deep-rooted cultural and religious affinity between the two countries, he said Iran and Indonesia share common views on global developments.

The world requires a new order to safeguards rights of nations, he said.

“If countries such as Iran and Indonesia fail to play an active role in global developments, those favoding hegemonic system will take the initiative once again,” said the Iranian president.

Highlighting significant status of Iran and Indonesia in Asia, he said the two sides should seize the opportunity and further broaden mutual relations and play a much more active role in global developments.

The Indonesian foreign minister, for his part, called for dismantling of nuclear weapons across the globe and described Tehran conference as very significant and promising.

Indonesia believes in new world order under the current sensitive conditions prevailing in the world and spares no efforts to this end, he said.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 1063799



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